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The Great Eastern (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Fat SpratExcellent1
Franklins - Citra IPAExcellent1
Franklins - North Shore IPAExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningGood2
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPAGood1
By The Horns - HopadelicGood1
Three Acre - Coronation Mosaic PaleGood1
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Poor1
Franklins - Save the EasternNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Long Man - Old ManNot Tried0
Three Acre - Best BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Only With Love - Champion Big Session IPANot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Southern HemisphereNot Tried0
Goldmark - MoshpitNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Why So CirrusNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke PorterNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Eastern, Brighton, East Sussex
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 May 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Busy outside on a sunny afternoon meant plenty of choice availbale inside although the buiders were in so the rear corner of the pub was cordoned off. A proper pub atmosphere and long may it stay that way!
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30GoodCrisp clean refeshing tropical broth.
Three Acre - Coronation Mosaic Pale4.00GoodA smooth session pale ale, bursting with fresh stone-fruit flavours and citrus aroma.
Long Man - Old Man4.30Not Tried
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Only With Love - Champion Big Session IPA4.90Not Tried
21 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Pub is mourning the recent tragic loss of its lady manager.
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00GoodBetter if a tad cooler
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Save the Eastern3.80Not Tried
06 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Pub under threat of termination of lease and reversion to Pubco's managed status.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00GoodGood but not at its best. Rare sweet after-taste for this beer
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Franklins - Save the Eastern3.80Not TriedGolden house beer on the side of saving the current operator Pleisure from losing the lease of this pub
23 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. So dark as I passed that I thought it was closed. Turns out it has an electrics problem at the moment and candles have even been used at times. Enormous range of whiskeys here.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Good
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
19 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. No room to move or to settle although I liked the bohemian ways here. Quickly moved on.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00Not Tried
Franklins - Citra IPA5.50Not TriedThe one I should have gone for
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
19 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A little tatty round the edges and bohemian and doing well for a Monday night. Engaging bar staff.
Franklins - North Shore IPA5.50ExcellentGood heavy hitter
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Why So Cirrus4.20Not TriedA talking point of a pumpclip, faded as if it had been through a washing machine cycle
27 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Recommended to come here by its sister pub The Office, to try the Franklins Citra IPA, pleased I did.
Franklins - Citra IPA5.50ExcellentOne of the strongest of the Citra single hop beers. Oily and moreish
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Southern Hemisphere4.80Not Tried
Goldmark - Moshpit5.60Not Tried
03 Dec 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bohemian inside but mucky bar counter top put me off a long stay.
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10PoorTepid and bland. Tasted of nothing.
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
23 Jul 2013 (HSB)
Just a couple inside with a few outside. Interesting music, identified for me by the helpful barman.
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Excellent
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

About The Great Eastern

The pub sign. The Great Eastern, Brighton, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4ER.

Excellent street corner local at lower end of Trafalgar Street with a bohemian atmosphere. Some tiling on the exterior, etched glass windows in door. Unusual curved front double door. Cut out pub sign depicting IKB and the Great Eastern. Single room. Large selection of American Whiskeys. 5 handpumps on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 4ER